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River Falls man arrested in alleged OWI crash with kids

Drunk driving copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Drunk driving copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

TOWN OF WHEATON, WI (WTAQ) - A River Falls man is under arrest, after he allegedly drove drunk and caused an accident that injured three children in his vehicle.

It happened around 8 p.m. Sunday on the Highway 29 freeway in the town of Wheaton near Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa County sheriff's deputies said the 40-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle, and overturned it.

One of the three youngsters was thrown from the unit. All three juveniles were taken to an Eau Claire hospital. Their conditions and the extents of their injuries were not immediately disclosed.  

The driver was in the Chippewa County Jail at last word for OWI.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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